National Wildlife Refuge Kayak & Boat Tours: red mangrove point usually has spotted eagle rays
Join Captain Bill Keogh, Author of "The Florida Keys Paddling Guide', as we explore the backcountry of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Join a custom backcountry skiff tour or go kayak fishing, sailing or eco-touring with THE Guide.

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Big pine Kayak Adventures offers easy access to the Key Deer and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge areas of the Florida Keys. We offer custom motorboat excursions for wildlife watching, photography safaris, and fishing excursions. We can also outfit our mothership with kayaks for a truly remote paddle or you can rent or join a group kayak tour from our waterfront location at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp. We have the widest selection of kayaks in the lower keys (including models for sailing and fishing) and offer great rates for hourly or monthly rentals. Join our guides as we venture in search of Dolphin, giant Sea turtles, baby shark, sting rays, great white heron and the tiny key deer that inhabit our backcountry areas.

Typical Day

After getting American Canoe Assoc. paddling instruction, safety tips and learning a bit about the natural history of the area with your guided adventure on day #1 you may want to strike off on your own adventure . There are many to choose from but one favorite is circumnavigating the national Wildlife refuge island of No Name Key. We give you a detailed map and help plan your 7 mile adventure that includes mangrove creeks, key deer sightings, snorkeling on a sunken boat, a picnic at the old dock and beautiful views of the Bahia Honda bridge & the backcountry. This 4-6 hour journey will truly let you experience the solitude of the lower florida keys

Age range, type of group

We have had paddlers from 8 months old to 80 and can host most any group size or needs. There are group discounts available for schools, scouts and clubs. We will schedule groups as few as 2 and as large as 50.

Sleeping and meals

We are located at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp which has waterfront cottages for rent and a quaint marina, pool and convenience store. The No Name pub is a stones throw away. There are many other amenities and parks nearby...check our website for a complete list of resources.

Policies & Restrictions

We have a mascot dog named Scupper who joins most tours and our custom tours & cottages are pet friendly.


Call the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp 305-872-2241 and mention big pine kayak for a 10% discount on rooms and cotages.

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